CADILLAC XTS Models/Series Timeline, Specifications & Photos

Generations: 2
First production year: 2013
Engines: Gasoline
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The 2018 XTS Cadillac came with both lots of similarities and significant changes from the 2017 model.

The exterior design was refreshed to make the XTS look even more elegant and more aggressive than before, with its unique LED daytime running lights continued on the front bumper.

Front parking sensors were integrated in the front bumper and, safety wise, the XTS was equipped with lots of technology.

At the back, the XTS had a dual exhaust with chrome tips, while the taillights had full LED lightning.

The XTS came with 3 trim levels: the base called simply “XTS”, “Luxury”, “Premium”, “Platinum” and “V-Sport Platinum”.

Inside the XTS’ cabin were softer materials than in the 2017 model and there was not a surface that wasn’t comfortable to touch. The leather upholstery quality was increased and the seats were modified to look and feel more modern.

Lots of room was available in the cabin, the passengers in the back having large legroom and headroom.

Cadillac didn’t disappoint this time either with the trunk space, having a capacity of 510 L.

The XTS was available with two engine options, both a 3.6-liter V6, one naturally aspirated and one twin turbocharged, with 304 hp, respectively, 410 hp. The turbocharged engine came with AWD only.

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The 2013 Cadillac XTS adopted the new Cadillac design language and the new approach to the market. The edgy sloped and aggressive design should be more appealing to an important part of the market.

General Motors listened more to the market and it came with the XTS, as an answer to the market's demand. A design that looks simple, yet attractive and with lots of details to discover. Standard wheels are of 19”, but 20” light-alloy wheels are on the options list.

Inside the vehicle, the luxury is obvious everywhere. The instrument cluster is a configurable 12.3” TFT screen. On the center console, there is an 8” touchscreen display for the infotainment system. The interior design is beautifully crafted, with leather seats and Alcantara material on the ceiling. The brushed aluminum and wood inserts are completing the luxurious appearance.

For the platform, the 2013 XTS featured an FWD architecture, and all-wheel drive was available as an option. The Magnetic Ride Control is claimed as being the fastest available at the time of launch, and it was standard.

Under the hood, there is a 3.6-liter engine mated with a standard 6-speed automatic gearbox. Here, the XTS loses ground in front of the other car manufacturers in the same segment, which offers more options for engines and more gears in the gearbox.

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